Forest riparian buffers

Code: 
F01
Sector: 
Forest
The complete description of the NWRM: 
Summary: 

Riparian buffers are treed areas alongside streams and other water bodies. While most commonly associated with set asides following forest harvest, riparian buffers can also be found in urban, agricultural and wetland areas. By preserving a relatively undisturbed area adjacent to open water, riparian buffers can serve a number of functions related to water quality and flow moderation. The trees in riparian areas can efficiently take up excess nutrients and may also serve to increase infiltration. Riparian buffers serve to slow water as it moves off the land. This can decrease sediment inputs to surface waters.

Possible benefits with level: 
Benefits Levelsort descending
BP10 - Reduce erosion and/or sediment delivery High
BP13 - Create riparian habitat High
ES4 - Biodiversity preservation High
ES8 - Erosion/sediment control High
PO11 - Better protection for ecosystems and more use of Green Infrastructure High
BP5 - Increase evapotranspiration Low
BP6 - Increase infiltration and/or groundwater recharge Low
BP7 - Increase soil water retention Low
BP11 - Improve soils Low
BP14 - Create terrestrial habitats Low
BP17 - Absorb and/or retain CO2 Low
ES1 - Water storage Low
ES3 - Natural biomass production Low
ES7 - Flood risk reduction Low
ES11 - Aesthetic/cultural value Low
PO9 - Take adequate and co-ordinated measures to reduce flood risks Low
BP4 - Slow river water Low
ES6 - Groundwater/aquifer recharge Low
ES10 - Recreational opportunities Low
ES12 - Navigation Low
PO4 - Improving chemical status and priority substances Low
PO6 - Improving chemical status Low
PO8 - Prevent groundwater status deterioration Low
BP1 - Store runoff Medium
BP2 - Slow runoff Medium
BP8 - Reduce pollutant sources Medium
BP9 - Intercept pollution pathways Medium
BP12 - Create aquatic habitat Medium
BP16 - Reduce peak temperature Medium
ES9 - Filtration of pollutants Medium
PO1 - Improving status of biology quality elements Medium
PO2 - Improving status of physico-chemical quality elements Medium
PO3 - Improving status of hydromorphology quality elements Medium
PO7 - Prevent surface water status deterioration Medium
PO10 - Protection of important habitats Medium
PO12 - More sustainable agriculture and forestry Medium
PO13 - Better management of fish stocks Medium
PO14 - Prevention of biodiversity loss Medium
ES2 - Fish stocks and recruiting Medium
Last updated: 09 Jun 2015 | Top